Accounts Payable

Kansas City, MO 64114
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
About Great Jobs KC

KC Scholars (dba Great Jobs KC) ( is a 501(c)(3) college scholarship and tuition-free job training program. Its goal is to support persistence and increase the college completion rate for low- and modest-income students across the six-county, bi-state service region and secure family-sustaining careers. The organization was designed to change thousands of individual lives and transform the region by preparing the local future workforce and contributing to the regional economy. The KC Scholars Scholarship Program awards traditional college scholarships to high school juniors, adult learner scholarships to adults 18 years and older, and college savings match awards to high school freshmen. The Great Jobs KC program provides tuition assistance to approved career training programs in high-demand industries such as construction, healthcare, information technology, logistics/warehousing, manufacturing, and service careers. With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 17+ and older can learn the skills needed in one year or less to secure a job with family-sustaining wages. Great Jobs KC supports all its Scholars throughout their college or job training and into their first year of employment.


Reports to: Director of Finance and Business Operations
Location: Kansas City, MO
Hybrid: 2 days in office, 3 days remote (technology provided)
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Salary: Annual salary based on experience
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, PTO, Holidays, leave program, 401k including employer contribution, and others
Operating hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm CST

Key Performance Indicators:
• 95% of payables paid by due date.
• Convert vendors to preferred payment methods.
• 15-day average time to approve an invoice.
• Ensuring sufficient accounts payable documentation throughout the year and compiled for audit engagement planning and fieldwork.


The Accounts Payable position is responsible for general accounting functions including assisting with accounts payable, accounts receivable, account analysis and helping the Director of Finance fulfill the responsibilities of the Finance department.

• Review, reconcile, compile, track, and process accounting transactions involving invoices, credit cards, expense reports, mileage reports and other similar items for approval.
• Communicate with vendors or internal staff on any discrepancies on accounts payable request and verify they are accurate.
• Work with new vendors on initial documents and set vendor up in system.
• Respond to vendor or internal inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
• Ability to work independently and with a team in a high-volume environment with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
• Assist with accounts receivable on incoming payments and support.
• Monitoring process performance related to KPI's and metrics to identify potential opportunities for improvement.
• Possess good computer skills and demonstrate the ability to learn new computer functionality.
• Complete special projects and miscellaneous assignments as required.
• Adaptable and resilient to all situations with an optimistic outlook that aligns with our culture and mission.
• Assist in identifying and implementing process improvements in all areas.
• Attending meetings and events as appropriate.
• Work well with others through all methods of communication.
• Other related activities and duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

• Degree in accounting or equivalent experience required.
• 2+ years of related experience.
Work Experience:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point, and OneNote) and experience analyzing large volumes of data.
• QuickBooks experience preferred.
• Ramp credit card experience preferred.
• Experience working in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment with the ability to set and meet clear deadlines.

Additional Knowledge, skills, and competencies:

• Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, organized with effective communication skills, and ability to multi-task.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, transformational environment.
• Able to shift priorities as needed.
• Ability to make objective decisions through facts and data.
• Self-driven yet willing to follow directions, at times with limited input.
• Strong relationship building skills.
• Personal value system that includes the highest standards of honesty, confidentiality, integrity, loyalty, and professional ethics reflective of the ability to succeed in building and maintaining positive relationships with the community.
• Extremely detail oriented and organized.

Physical requirements:
• Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.
• Ability to work in an office and remote environment.
• Ability to travel from and to work and occasionally other sites.
• Ability to interact with others via technology, face-to-face and collectively.

Great Jobs KC firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.